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Rhubarb Jones

Born: Thu., Aug. 9, 1951
Died: Sun., Apr. 2, 2017


Visitation

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 05, 2017
Location: Mill Town Music Hall


Interment

Location: Hollywood Cemetery


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Apr. 06, 2017
Location: Mill Town Music Hall


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UPDATE: Rhubarb's funeral services will held in Mill Town Music Hall, still Thursday at 2:00 PM. This is the same location as the visitation, Wednesday from 3:00 until 9:00.

Mr. Warren 'Rhubarb' Jones, age 65, of Tallapoosa, GA, passed away April 2, 2017. He was born August 9, 1951 in Miama, FL to the late Virgil Warren and Mary Frances Meunier Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Jones.

 

Warren was a music lover from an early age. He was a drummer in the Tallapoosa Red Devil marching band and later he was a member of the first ever Haralson County Rebel band during his senior year of 1968-69. His band director gave him his name “Rhubarb”., because he was 'causing a rhubarb', and it stuck. Always a hard worker, he held many part time jobs around his hometown that helped put him through college. He never forgot the kindness shown to him as a young boy, keeping his hometown near and dear to his heart. Rhubarb Jones said, “Always remember, Tallapoosa, GA is the center of the Universe! From there, you can go anywhere in the World!"

 

Rhubarb was a talented and decorated radio personality, working for 48 years with 23 of them in the Atlanta market. Among others, he worked on radio stations in Bremen, Columbus, Asheville, N.C., Montgomery, AL. He was the king of country at Eagle 106.7 in the 1980s. His professional achievements include: 1983 CMA and ACM DJ of the Year, 1987 Large Market CMA DJ of the Year, 1991 Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, and 2001 Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame. He was one of the founding members of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame, contributing greatly to their organization. He was inducted into their inaugural class in 2007. He currently held the status of being the longest-running morning radio personality in the Atlanta radio market. For the last couple of years he hosted middays on Great Classics 98.9 in West Georgia.

 

Rhubarb joined the Kennesaw State family in 2008, serving as Senior Director of Special Projects in the Office of Development and Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Communication. He was one of the most popular professors among their communication students and a passionate supporter of the school, helping launch their football program.
 

Rhubarb was passionate about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, having lost family to the disease. He helped start the March Across Georgia in 1990. During the month of June every year, he would make stops all over the state of Georgia, collecting pennies anywhere he went. Over 18 years ago he began running a celebrity golf tournament to advocate and raise money for their research. Through his efforts, he helped raise over $3.5 million. In 2012, the society awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

He was a good ol’ boy in the best possible way. He could tell great stories and had a heart of gold. Rhubarb always had a smile on his face. He was one of a kind with a generous spirit and a strong dedication to helping others. He was truly an authentic individual and he will be deeply missed by his family and the many communities of which he was a part.

 

Rhubarb is survived by his beloved daughters, Presley Frances Jones and Callie Reeves Jones; mother of his girls, Donna Jones all of Marietta, GA; best friend, Vicki Anderson of Villa Rica, GA; sons, David (Tamara) Jones of Woodstock, GA and McCoie Jones of Cedartown, GA; grandchildren, Summer, Madison, Dylan and Jeremiah Jones as well as a host of relatives and many friends.

 

Funeral services will be held, Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 2:00 PM from Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, Ga. Interment will follow in Hollywood City Cemetery in Tallapoosa with the Hiram Bartlett Lodge #139 providing Masonic Rites.

 

His family will receive friends Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Mill Town Music Hall, 1031 Alabama Avenue, Bremen, Ga 30110 between the hours of 3:00 and 9:00 PM.

 

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to his beloved charity:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter Tributes & Memorials

3715 Northside Parkway, Building 400, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30327

www.lls.org/donate

 

 

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Phyllis chandler casey
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
So sad to hear this. Rhubarb was a great man. He will be missed by so many. He had many accomplishments in his life. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Jeanette Eberhart
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
Thinking of Rhubarb's family, most especially his daughters; so sorry for your loss; may the love & prayers on your behalf give you strength, comfort and peace. When our loved ones are called home, God leaves gifts of memories in exchange; may your memories guide you during this time. My love, thoughts and prayers are with each of you..... God bless...

Tommy Lee
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
I am so sorry about my life long friend. I will cherish all of the memories I had with my friend Rhubarb. My prayers go out to his Girls and Vick and all the Family may God help you through this and comfort you. He was a great person.

Kathy Anderson
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
Thinking of each of you during this difficult loss of a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

John Long
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
Love and prayers from the members and management of the Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame.

Brenda Jarriel
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
RIP...You will be missed!

Patsy farmer Sabrina & kasey
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
May the Lord hold you all tight is his loving arms during this time rubarb was a friend to all and a legend himself country music has lost a legend he always had a corresponding song or musician to all of life's journey so we will miss all the stories and visits to the fleet gas station

Fletcher Underwood
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
Represented & Loved Tallapoosa Georgia, its residents. He and his presence will be missed

Julie Martinusek
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
Rhubarb will miss seeing you round town and in Subway .Will miss reading your articles in The Tallapoosa Journal u always made me laugh with the funny stories R IP

Dottie and Russell Cavender
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
Sending out thoughts and prayers to the Jones family and friends. We have just lost our local legend and our Community as well as Georgia radio will never be the same. Rhubarb was the voice of the people of rural Georgia and always seemed proud of his roots- his GOD, his Country but mostly his Family. His sons and daughters can be So very proud they were Blessed with such a Dad. Our prayers are with you all and our hearts are broken for you and West GA.

Paulette C.
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
To the family & friends of Rhubarb,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and prayers for you during this sad time in your lives. While there are no words that can dim your heartbreak right now, may your precious memories made through the years bring you some measure of comfort. And may God wrap you all in His arms of Peace in knowing that this is only a temporary farewell and you'll see your beloved Rhubarb again some sweet day in Heaven.

Vicki Crowell
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I was so sad and in shock yesterday when watching the news and hearing about Rhubarb's death. I have been his friend since 1987 when he started helping my family get contributions for CURE when my 8 year old cousin got cancer. She passed away in 1989. We continued our friendship and in the past few years I would only see him at the possum drop in Tallapoosa. I did not get to go last year and now that makes me so very sad that I did not get to see him then. My prayers are with all of his family and friends. I know everyone has so many good memories of him. We have lost a good man.

ronald anderson
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
rhubarb, you will missed, i remember the first time met i you at a radio show. you made good to be around all the golf gatherings too. i will never forget the time you gave a mayberry game from the andy griffith show you was always nice to me. i will never forget that you my mayberry friend. ronnie RIP!!!!!!

Cheryl Powell
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Rhubarb was a very special person. I knew him from his announcing at wrestling events. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time. God Speed Rhubarb. Heaven just received a very special Angel.

Terrance J. Gladden
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
It was a pleasure meeting Rhubard Jones and giving him his start in radio at WPID in Piedmont, Alabama. He was a great example of a true success. I am proud of who he became. We have lost a legend in radio. He will be missed by many. He was above average.

Willene Wheeler
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
RIP and thanks for the memories. You made my way to work (and at some jobs) more enjoyable. Thanks for many "Happy Birthdays" for my grandchildren who would be on their way to school during your air time.

halvania@charter.net
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Rhubarb had a special light about him. He was warm and friendly to everyone he met. He left us too soon. Our condolences to his children and grandchildren. Our fathers were brothers, and his Uncle Harold and Aunt Gladys were very proud of him. I'm sure they are all rejoicing together today in heaven.
Bless his heart,
Hal, Vania, Camille, and James Jones

Susan Feirick
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Prayers for Rhubarbs family!He was a great man who lived everyone and was a great example of a Christian!I am proud to say he was my friend and to me he was the world's best deejay!Rest in peace my friend!

Leigh Tallant
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I am so sorry for the passing of a wonderful great guy. My heart goes out to his family & friends. Rhubarb was as big as life and he will be miss greatly. May God's words give you comfort in your time of need. The gates of Heaven have open as we all weep for a great loss but his love and memories will forever live in your hearts. May God bless you all.

Love,

David, Leigh Tallant & family


KAY SNOW
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
This is a sad day and my prayers are with the family.This was a good man who cared about others and always tried to help anyone.Always had a smile on his face and loved his home town.Time to rest and see the loved ones that went before you.Gone but not forgotten.

Sara McGinnis
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear this. I never met him, but I knew several of his friends and some of his family. I felt like I knew him through them and his articles in the paper and his programs on the radio. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Cleve Grnach
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Rhubarb was a larger than life person who would light up a room when he came in. He was happy to talk to anyone and was knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects. I am very glad I got to know and work with him at Gradick Communications. A big guy with a big talent. He will be missed by all.

Angie Teal
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I met Rhubarb @ Kmart in Carrollton 1993 & i enjoyed listening to him on Great Classic 98. 9 he will be missed

Lowell Emerson White
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Jo Anne and I are in shock over the sudden passing of our friend, Rhubarb. To the family and loved ones: Rhubarb leaves a bunch of memories we will cherish. He had a bunch of friends; too many to count. We are richer for having known him and will continue to think of him as living amongst us. --Lowell and Jo Anne

Anne Lee
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Rhubard was 1 of a kind! I will never forget him. He loved my husband, Tommy Lee and his father, Whayland Lee and for that I am forever gratetful. He will truly be missed. To all, we never know when our days on Earth are done. I know that Whayland has welcomed Rhubard home. Rhubard, a job well done on this Earth. Rest in peace, my friend. I will hold my memories of you close.

Don Day
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Loyal friend since our WLWI FM days in the late 70s. Great radio man, great humanitarian. Miss you already Rhuby.

Sammy George
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I first met Rhubarb when we worked together at I-92 in Montgomery. I knew from day one he was destined for greatness. Five minutes after meeting we were friends for life. He was the definition of the term people person. One of the brightest people on the planet and a personality and heart bigger than anyone else I remember seeing mail addressed to Roll-Bar-Joes and Woobie
and we laughed about those for years. One of our favorite songs we shared was Roger Miller's "Old Friends" as his lyrics say "Lord when all my work is done bless my life and grant me one Old Friend".
Rhubarb bless you and thank you Old Friend.
Sammy George
Chattanooga

Keith Connors
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
God Bless you Rhubarb Jones. Can't wait to see you again.

Jinna Marbry
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
He will forever be Professor Jones to me. He was such an inspiration and "friend" to everyone he met, especially his KSU students. You will be so missed. Prayers to all of yoru family and friends.

Becky Hicks
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
McCoie,
Thinking of you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and boys.

Jo Ann and Robert Allen
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
We are saddened for the loss of such a fine humanitarian may your family find peace in gods hands we🙏🏻❤hearts are heavy.

Ronnie Jones
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I am sorry for the loss of my dear friend for a long time. We go back to our early college days in Wadley. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ronnie

Hope Warren
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
May God comfort the family with peace during your time of loss. Rhubarb was a great man and kind friend. He will always be remembered with a smile.

James Gregory
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by James Gregory.

Your friendship will be with me forever. James Gregory


John Rodriguez
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Like everyone else that worked with Rhubarb, all you can really say is what a great guy. As personable in person as he was on the air. So much talent and love for what he did. Every listener and friend was appreciated by him. RIP friend.

Pam Shane
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Rhubarb was a friend of my husband and partner Ed Shane. He was very kind to me when Ed died. I know he will be greatly missed.

Jo Ann Rabun
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Sending prayers to your family, especially those two girls, I know they will keep your memory forever in their hearts. Rest in Peace...

Stephanie Snodgrass
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with Rhubarb's family & friends. He was a great teacher, friend and mentor. May your memories last forever.

Libby Bowen
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
May God comfort all who loved you and wrap them safe in His arms and give them the peace that surpasses all understanding that only comes from Him. We will see you when we get home!

Lorrie & Greg Becker
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Our love and prayers are with Donna, Presley, and Callie at this very sad time. We were honored to call Rhubarb our friend. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.
Love, Lorrie & Greg

Cathy Culverhouse
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Like all others I was so shocked to learn of Rhubarb's passing. He will be missed by so many. I met Rhubarb way back at one of the RV shows. After my granddaughter was born he was as smitten with her as he was with all children, but he had to work hard to win her over. (She didn't like loud and we all know Rhubarb) Needless to say, he won. Presley and Callie, I know you have no doubts as to how very much your father loved you. He waited a long time for the two of you and I can vividly remember the day I found out he was going to be a father. Most people say the mother glows, but I think Rhubarb had Donna beat. Know that everyone's thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Love, Cathy Culverhouse (The pie lady)

Denny Chasteen
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
This is a heartbreaking loss. He was a man so much bigger than life. Rhubarb, more than anyone else, made us feel proud and special to be from Tallapoosa. Nobody ever loved calling Tallapoosa home any more than he did. Without a doubt, Rhubarb will always be Tallapoosa's "Favorite Son." May God bless and comfort his wonderful family in this time of grief.

Terri Driver
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with all that's loved you. You gave us a lifetime of beautiful, fun memories that are considered blessings. Such a great loss for us all. May the memories of this precious man live forever around our communities, and may the memories continue to bring smiles to our face and heart. RIP my friend

Melody Stephens
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
My tears fell like rain when I heard my friend Rhubarb had passed. He loved people and one of his favorites was my mother Fay Mundy he could go with her for hours joking laughing etc. We have great memories that will last a life time.Enjoy Heaven my friend we will see you there! Love and Prayers!

Randy Ginn
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I have loved hearing him on the Radio over many years. He has helped others over the years. The thing I remember the most was the Penny drive that he did to raise money for cancer research. He will be greatly missed.

Ann Anderson
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Praying for all!!!We all loved him....a Great person!!!!

Sandra
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I was surprised to hear this. Even though I never met him we kept in touch through facebook. He will be missed.

Steve Rausch
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Rhubarb touched my life regularly with his humor and wonderful thoughts on life. My deepest condolences to the family on your loss.

Kim & Kelly Hagen
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Thank You for sharing Rhubarb with us. He touched many lives and was a true southern gentleman. I always appreciated his calls, visits and friendship. He would call and ask,
"where are you my friend" and then give me a quick story of that town or city and his friends in the area. I true lover of Southern BBQ Sauces. Will miss you my friend. Our condolence to his family and Vicki.

Suzanne Horton
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Prayers for you family and for this community of people. You made such an impact on everyone you met. I will never forget meeting you for the first time at the Georgia Country Music Hall of Fame. After taking time to talk with me, I found out that we knew some of the same people. You will truly be missed by many people and I especially will miss hearing you on the radio daily and calling in request during your radio time. Go Rest High!

Judi Hazel Hall
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Rhuby was a friend till the end. Loved you.
Condolences to all the family.
He will be missed .

barbara anderson
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Tallapoosa has lost a great man,friend and neighbor.Everyone is in mourning.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.I will miss your columns in the paper and your visits to the Pig.God Bless you Rhubarb!

Susan L
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
There are no words to express the shock and sadness on the loss of Rhubarb. Such a special man. Listened to him for years and met him once. Heaven got an amazing Angel yesterday. Take comfort in knowing that your dad was loved by so many people, and he is in Heaven now. Praying for comfort for his family and friends...

David A. Frazier
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Met Warren in 1981 at WLWI in Montgomery. Were friends ever since. I could call him any time and talk about anything. He was God-Father to my daughter Anjuli. Possibly the finest man I ever knew. I know he is smiling down on us all now.

Dianne Cherry
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Thank you Rhubarb. May you Rest In Peace. We will never forget you.

Denise Walker
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to Rhubarb's family. I listened to him when he was at WCKS when I headed to work way back when. Most recently, I listened to him in the afternoons, leaving work, on 98.9. Rest in peace, you will be missed by so many.

Jimmy and Betty
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
When I read of your passing I thought it was a hoax, but I discovered it was real. You will be missed by everyone.

Debbie Saunders
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
You made a big difference in so many lives, mine included. I can still hear your laugh and that is a memory I will cherish. Rest well Rhubarb. I'm sure you are in your momma's arms.

Wayne Hill
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I have known Rhubarb for many years. My band and I used to perform radio shows for 106.7. Rhubarb always turn our shows into a great time. He was our buddy and will be greatly missed. Every time one of my buddies pass away a little part of me passes away with them.

Dan Brooks
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
you touched many lives. you made us laugh and cry and be thoughtful of others. you were and are a man of love and compassion for others. i will miss you brother Warren, you changed your life for the better, for your family and children and others so they may follow a leader like you. love you Rhub, Dan

Judy Cantrell
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
RIP. You're one of a kind.

Roy Cantrell
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Was a great man!! Proud for him to have been part of my family and my sisters husband. Rest in peace my friend! Mine and his favorite saying "lets get a drink" You will be missed my friend!!!

Shirley Fields Hollis
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Rest in peace my friend. You will truly be missed. I will miss that smile. I know Heaven will have a place for you to play all the best country. Prayers to your beautiful family...

Penny Puckett
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I'm gonna really miss Rhubarb, he was a sweet man, and he was funny. I meet him twice when he did live radio shows. He was an amazing man, loved hearing him on the radio, and talking to hi i person. He is gonna be truly missed. God Bless and Prayers are going up to Heaven.

Elizabeth Orr
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017

SWEET AND WARM  REMEMBRANCE TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Gail and Bob Orr .

Our Hearts are saddened. God bless Rhubarb's Children, family and friends. Gail and Bob Orr


Ellen Springer
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017

BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was sent by Club Members.

In Loving Memory, The Kiwanis Club of Greater Kennesaw


Peggy Nelson Lombardo
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all of Warren's family and friends. I met him when we went to Southern Union. He was a wonderful, kind, funny and charming person. His passing leaves a hole in the lives of all who knew him and that space will never be filled. May he rest in the peace and light of God.

Helen & Steve Hadden
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Rhubard used to wake me up in the mornings. When I didn't want to get up and go to work there was this voice on my radio telling me to get up and go and have a wonderful day. Rhubard was never a snob. He spoke to my husband and I every time we met. Hw will be missed. He has been a great part of mine and my husband's life for years. But I know that God wanted him to be with Him more than we needed him here. I'm sure that Rhubard is making God laugh right now.

Kathy Meigs
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I'll miss hearing you every morning! Radio will never be the same for me. RIP~~

Sheila Dye
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
I have known Rhubarb for so long.I was his dental hygienist for years.He always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger. He got signed footballs for my grandsons from Vince Dooley. He was an amazing man and a friend to everyone. He will be missed!

Debra Day
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Gosh-I cannot imagine a world without Ruby. There wasn't a day that we spent together at work or anywhere, when I wasn't laughing. He made life fun. He was always giving us something. He loved sharing food and stories. Right now, I feel suspended in another universe. He was like your favorite cousin, full of mischief and, loyal to a fault and always trying to make you believe that you were better than you knew you really were.

Gosh, only God will be able to help us understand this. I suspect that time will never come on this side of heaven. RIP brother.

Larry and Cathy Wilkins
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
So sad to hear this. Rhubarb was a great man. He will be missed by so many. He had many accomplishments in his life. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Debbie Nahlik
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Woke up to the sound of his voice for years. When he would come to the Dawsonville Pool Room for the March Across Georgia fund raiser he was always so pleasant to be around. Rest in the light of God RHUBARB. You will be missed.

W.L Rainey
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
A friend for sixty years. I will miss him. I am still shock to think . I passed his house April 2 ,2017 ,and stopped (1:30 p.m.) to help him crank his truck.. We had a great time re living the pass... At 4:00 p.m. I am advise he has left us... I am glad we talked. Will miss him.

Sherry Watkins
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
So sorry for the loss of all of us. we will miss him so much.
RIP Rhubarb.

Shelia Williams
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
It breaks my heart. First I could not believe it. I did not want to believe my friend was gone. He knew I loved him. He was very special to me. I loved to make him the cookies for the holidays. He even named my cookie business. Sweet Shelia's Cookies. He was a special person and he loved those precious little girls and he talked about them all the time. Thank you Warren for all the memories.

Shirley Jordan
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
Thankful to have known of Rhubarb though his radio show. Sincere condolences to all his family & friends.

Richard and Betty Warner
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
Will miss rhubarb very much but if you stand outside and listen you can hear him on his new radio station W Heaven God's country

Connie Lane
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
This seems surreal! So sad! To Presley, Callie, McCoie and David... I feel like I know you because your Dad was SO proud of you and loved to share your stories. Warren Rhubarb Jones touched the hearts of all who knew him in such a special, authentic way. We all felt like we were his family too because of the genuine joy and caring he gave us! To say he will be missed is such an understatement. He was truly one of a kind. A treasure!!! We are all better for knowing him, and we can take comfort in knowing he is with Jesus and his Heavenly Father. May his memory be eternal!

Max Burgess
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Max Burgess.

From Max, Beth and Andrew Burgess


Nancy Crumbley
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
This is such a sadness and my sympathies are with his family and loved ones. Weren't our lives so richly blessed by his presence? Always meeting everyone with that smile and vivacious personality that made each of us feel special? A true comfort and joy to all who knew him. May heaven enjoy him as much as we did.

Melinda Kelleher
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
For so many years, I had the privilege of working with Rhubarb on the MDA Labor Day Telethon. He kept us laughing and going during those long hours. He was so very proud of his children and lit up when he spoke of his daughters, both of whom were born during our Telethon years. He was a true servant leader. Rest in peace, Rhubarb. The world has one less angel today and heaven has gained one.

Kevin
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
I met Rhubarb in the late 80s as a winner of contests on his radio show. Rhubarb immediately treated me like a friend. Having moved to Atlanta from a small town in N.C. I found Rhubarb to be an inspiration to all who would listen. He was a caring and gentle man. Rest in Peace, Rhubarb.

Terry Norton, Retired Major, Ga. State Patrol
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
May God touch the Jones family with their loss of Rhubarb. Rhubarb was a great friend not only to me, but all Law Enforcement. He had a great gift of meeting people and making friends. He will be missed. RIP

Mike and mildred Holland
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
I'm sorry we can't make it to the funeral home or the funeral we are out of town and won't be able to get back

Jack Browning
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
To Rhubarb's family, on behalf of all of us at the District Attorney's Office, we offer our most somber condolences, and wish each of you God's embrace as you cope with this loss. Rhubarb meant so much to so many people, and we thank you for sharing him with us. He truly touched the lives and uplifted the spirits of everyone he encountered. On a personal note, I first met Rhubarb when I was campaigning and that day, as I helped him move boxes at his house, I honestly felt like I had known him and been friends with him my entire life. That was because of Rhubarb ... that's how he made people feel ... he never met a stranger. We became friends, sharing stories about our love of music and love of making music. I will be forever honored and enriched for the short time we knew each other. And, to the family, again on a personal note, please accept my sincere apologies, as I am out of the country and, very saddening to me, will not be able to attend my friend's funeral. But he will be in my heart, thoughts, and prayers, as will you, his family. And, to Rhubarb, rest peacefully and God speed, my friend. You will be missed.

Jack

JIMMY C ALLEN
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
THE LIGHT HAS GONE OUT IN TALLAPOOSA AND WHER EVER A FRIEND IS. I WILL MISS OUR TIMES AT THE POST OFFICE. A SWEET SOUL.
GOD SPEED.

JIMMY BOSCO ALLEN

Mary Cothran
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
I was saddened to hear of the loss of my good friend, and buddy, Mr. Warren "Rhubarb" Jones, on Sunday evening, April 2, 2017. He was a good old fellow, and he will be greatly missed, and remembered always. I used to see him often, when I went to all of the live radio remotes, (on location), when he was with Y-106 FM, which later became Eagle 106.7 FM. The last two times that I saw him was at these remotes, most recently, was at Lanierland Music Park, in Cumming, GA., and prior to that, was at Babyland General Hospital, in Cleveland, GA. My prayers are with his children, and his family, friends, and loved ones. Rest in peace, dear Rhubarb! You left a great legacy behind, and your fans will never forget you! May God be with your family, during this difficult time. Sincerely, Your Friend, Mary Cothran.

Dwain Word
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
Very little need be said about Rhubarb, for he “preached his own funeral” in the way that he lived his life. From the first I met him as a fledgling drummer just graduating from high school, I knew he was different from most young gents. In the years we spent together he developed into a superb young man. His conversation was always spicy but never vulgar. His outlook on life was optimistic and he was that special ray of sunshine into the lives of all that knew him personally or as that “larger than life” voice to his huge radio audience. We spoke many times about “to whom much is given, much is required” and he understood the burden he carried to be a source of encouragement and gentle Christian witness to the thousands that heard his voice every day. Rhubarb, you will live on in our hearts until we meet again.

Georgia Classic Rides
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
Rhubarb was a good friend and supporter of our classic car club in Paulding County. He helped us to help many underprivileged children in our county. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Melody Dees
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
Warren was one of the nicest guys I've ever met and had a big heart.
He met no stranger and could talk to anyone. I always told him that if
He ever wanted to take Johnny Carson's tv show over back in the 1980's that he
Could have done it with the personality he had and the love of people he had. I believed in him and he accomplished most of his dreams. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

- Melody Dees

Larry & Pat Wayne
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Rhubarb was more than a friend; he was an integral part of our life as he introduced us over 45 years ago. We were married less than three months later and have always been beholding to this great man for his part in our lives. He worked for me in radio early in his career and I saw more than promise; I saw a humble man who was dedicated to using his talent for the good of his community and others around him. Rhubarb Jones, we will miss your infectious humor and the world has a big void where you once stood. God bless your family and may God shed His grace and comfort on each of you during this time of grief.

Annette, Tony,Lindsey, Ashley
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
We are so very sorry to hear of your passing. You will never be forgotten by us. You were an David lover of all animals which is how we met but then we told you about Lindsey and how she suffered from Vrphn's disease and you were the speaker for the Crohn's walk and later that night you brought her up on stage with you to do the Pledge of Allegience with you at 6 years old. You changed her life that day. The world has lost a true beacon of light and a champion of so many causes. Our deepest sympathies to Presley, Callie, Donna and your sons and grandchildren. We will continue to pray for them and know you are watching over them all. You will be missed my friend. Go rest high on the mountain.

Maurice and Deborah Wise
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Maurice and I along with our daughter, Paisley are deeply saddened by the news of our dear friend, Rhubarb's passing. You were truly a great American and will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers and sincere condolences are with your sweet girls and your entire family. May you rest in the security of heaven!

Ariel
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Rhubarb was my professor at Kennesaw State. I took three of classes as a student, he was such a great man. It was truly a blessing and honor to have had the opportunity to know him, he will be missed dearly. My condolences to his family and friends; you all are in my prayers.

Sue Bryant Nichols
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
So, sorry to hear about Rhubarb, listened to him when he was on 106, loved his show....go be with the angels and make them laugh..RIP.

ELLEN BRUERTON
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
MY DAUGHTER TRACY AND I SAW HIM 2 TIMES AND HE WAS SUCH AN INSPIRATION ON THE THINGS HE DID IN HIS LIFE I REALLY ENJOYED HEARING HIM ON THE RADIO AS WELL AS TALKING TO HIM IN PERSON. MY DAUGHTER AND I SAW HIM AND ONE OF HIS SONS ONE NIGHT AT WAFFLE WHERE HAD JUST COME FROM A LATE NIGHT BASKETBALL GAME HE TOLD S HE HAD GET HIM SOME CHILI AS HE LOVED THAT ESPECIALLY FROM OUR LOCAL WAFFLE HOUSE IN TALLAPOOSA. MAY GOD KEEP ALL OF HIS FAMILY IN HIS WARM EMBRACE AND THE DAYS TO COME MAY HE R.I.P HEAVEN ANOTHER ANGEL IN RHUBARB

Michael A. Morton
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Although not knowing Rhubarb personally until he came to work at KSU, I listened to him via the radio and often cried at the humor that was pushed through the radio waves to my radios. He was a Harley rider, yet when he saw my cobalt blue Honda cruiser, he told me I could ride with his group any day, caused he liked the color, and the style. Funny, friendly, jovial, and always on top of his game. God, you take care of Rhubarb. I know he will make you laugh, smile, giggle, and maybe spin a tune or two. Finally, he is home and at peace.

johnny segars
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
I remember listen to Atlanta radio station as a young man and rhubarb was always funny and caring and a example of how to treat people he will be missed

Kristi Graham
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
You will always be 'our' beloved Rhubarb. Everyone who was fortunate enough to meet you knew you had a friend for life. Here on earth will not be the same but Heaven just got brighter with your presence. I know God will hold your girls close to his heart and their mother. Much love, Kristi.


Rick and Jan Grant
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Rhubarb was a very special man. The world, especially Tallapoosa, will not be the same without him. He will be missed! Our prayers are with his family.

Rupert & Dana Sexton, Cumming, GA
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017

Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way: BUT NEVER forget the blessings that come each day.

Wayne fielder
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Thinking of Rhubarb and family,
The Washer man, Wayne from Rex, Ga

Diana and Sam Memmolo
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Rhubarb was an awesome person with a heart of gold. I am proud to have worked with him and call him my friend.

Brenda Ray
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Rhubarb was such a great friend and also a great man. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I never heard a bad thing about him. He made me laugh so hard until I cried. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. I know he's up in heaven making everyone laugh. I miss you RJ.

Joe Conley
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
I have roots in Haralson County and lived in the area from 1988 - 1991. I enjoyed my daily ride into Atlanta for work because of Rhubarb and his super personality. Missed him when I moved back here to Ohio. RIP...

Suzanne Harrison Watson
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
Prayers for this precious family in their time of loss. I got to know Rhubarb when we were in speech class together at West Georgia College. Also had the chance to see him around west Georgia and at a special appearance in Villa Rica some time ago. He will be sorely missed but is heaven's gain. There will certainly be some good country music up there with Rhubarb calling the play by play! May God hold you close in these days and in the days ahead.

Peg Foster
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
My condolences and prayers to the family. My husband worked with Rhubard at Y106 in the 80's ....Commander Dave Foster. Sadly, I lost Dave in 2014. Rhubarb was a big part of our lives for a while. He will be missed. I imagine Dave will be among those to welcome him home.

Keith Sheffield
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
This is such a terrible loss. Rhubarb was a wonderful person who had such a great effect on so many people. His long lasting tenure in Radio in Atlanta was due to his passion for not only his job, but for the listening public as well. There will never be another one like him. May the Good Lord bring peace and comfort to his children and the rest of his family and friends. Rest in peace big guy.

Renee' Haynes
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
I am sorry for you loss. Rhubarb was a true legend to all of us, he will be missed.

Valorie King McLain
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
I am still in disbelief that our friend, Rhubarb, has passed. I met Rhubarb for the first time at a radio event at Ray's on the River back around 1986 when Y106 was well known across the air waves. Even though I was not a big country music fan myself in those days, who didn't know or listen to Y106 or Rhubarb Jones from time to time? He told me that his mother bought him is first set of drums at my Uncle Olin's Music Shoppe in Tallapoosa when he was growing up. Rhubarb was also one of my daddy's former students at Haralson County High. I'll never forget him telling me, "Your daddy... Mr. King taught me two of the most valuable skills in life that I use to this very day - how to type and how to balance my checkbook." Rhubarb always had kind things to say about my dad and always asked about the rest of the family. I found it funny that he and my dad shared the same birthday, August 9th. In recent years, I was touched to learn Rhubarb had a career transitioned into a career of teaching and was now teaching a class at Kennesaw State. Rhubarb always seemed to find great pleasure in helping others and mentoring to young people. He took time out of his busy day one afternoon to meet with my son on KSU campus when Nick was considering transferring there. He gave Nick some helpful, practical advice about KSU, the entertainment business, and education in general.

This world has definitely lost a unique, larger-than-life, yet humble and unselfish friend of the community. He reminds me so much of my dad in that way. Both were such social, outgoing individuals who never met a stranger but were generous and giving in ways we cannot put into words. RIP friend. My prayers are with the family and countless loved ones during this time.


Kelli Nicole Lankford
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
To the Jones family -
You are loved and thought of so often - you all were in so many great stories and laughs of his. My mother even remembers him naming Presley was on the air - now we see the amazing young woman she is growing into. Here we are many years later, and he became my friend, mentor, professor, and helped guide my career path immensely. Not only did I grow up to his voice on the radio, but he became a lifelong friend that can never be replaced in my heart. Imagine how many lives and hearts he touched. We all love you all so very much, even if we don't see one another or know you in person, we do know you all because of the amazing person he was and the amazing stories he shared with us to get to know you. We are praying for you all in this time of loss and grief and please let us know if there's anything we can do to be there for you. My heart hurts with this loss and I can only imagine what you all are feeling. It's hard to understand this loss, but he walks in the Valley now with The Father and will forever be our guardian angel. We love you all.

Karl Phillips
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
Rhubarb and I share the same birthday. I would call him every year at Y106 to wish him happy birthday. We both shared time on the air as disc-jockeys. I am a voting member of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame and pictures of he and I at the 2007 ceremony are on my wall. Total shock is the best way I can describe hearing of his passing. What a great guy he was. No one finer. I love and will miss him and pass my condolences along to his entire family and fans.

Larry Marquit
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
Rhubarb was dedicated Tallapoosan and a supporter of events, retailers, and the community in general. He will be dearly missed and a true icon of Haralson County and Georgia. My condolences to the family.

Kay T. Clark
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
My sincere condolences to you. I will miss seeing your smiling face riding on your golf cart
around town, but I know you are in a better place, singing with the ANGELS. I remember when you worked at WLWI in Montgomery. I would always enjoy hearing you on the radio when I'd go to my grandparents house on summer vacation from school. It was like i had not been away here in Georgia, as soon as we could pick you up in our "HOOPTY" , there was 5 kids & Daddy & Momma, we tune in & there you were. When EAGLE 106.7, was in the Galleria in Cobb County, I worked there too. I'd see your smiling face eating breakfast in the restaurant on the bottom floor. I said Wow this has to be the most wonderful days in my life. Then we moved to Tallapoosa in 2004, and there you were again, being your sweet, smiling, friendly self again. Possum Drop will never be the same. R.I.P. - Rhubarb, you will truly be missed. Again, my condolences to your family.
Kay - Tallapoosa

janice Knowles
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
He was a very nice guy i call him and when he was on Y106 and tell him HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM EVERY YEAR He going to be miss now But he l up in heaven now with my family and friends look down on us now. R.I.P. RHUBARB JONES

Virginia Alexander
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
Rest in peace Rhubarb. You will be missed by all.

Debbie Ellis
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
Rhubarb was the best of the best!! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I will cherish my memories with him. Atlanta has lost a great personality and friend. Our loss is heavens gain. Now he has a different audience.......his friends and loved ones in heaven! I will miss you my precious friend.

Phil Gingrey, MD/Former Member of Congress GA-11
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
I just found out about Rhubarb's death this week. This note comes from DC where I have been working half-time since I left Congress. Tallapossa and Haralson County were part of my original District. I loved every inch of it and its great citizens, but Rhubard Jones was most special. He had me on his radio station early on in my career, and his kindness and friendliness gave me a real boost of confidence. As a State Senator, we held a "Republican Roundup" at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County. Travis Tritt was kind enough to perform, and Rhubarb was the emcee! What a night.
He was everthing that is said in these kind remembrences by his friends, and more. a truly great human being, and I too will miss him.
If we are as good as you were, we will see you again someday,my friend.

Mercy
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
You made my many morning with your music jokes and craziness . This is black magic woman as you called me. I will miss you

Stan
   Posted Thu November 09, 2017
I had no idea of the passing of Rhubarb Jones until the 2017 CMA Awards last night.
In 1983, Rhubarb, along with myself and Jim London, won the CMA DJ of the Year award.
He was as professional as they come and a very kindhearted soul.
Buon anima, amico mio...

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